[UK, 23 Nov 2022] The holiday season is approaching, and many families are preparing for the festivities. But the cold weather and increased decorations can also increase fire-related risks. So the UK Fire Service is encouraging people to practice caution and be aware of the potential dangers associated with the holidays.
People must be mindful of fire hazards as they prepare for the holiday season. They warn that fires can quickly start from cooking accidents, faulty wiring, or even Christmas trees. These fires can be hazardous and can cause severe injury or even death. It's essential to reduce the risk of fire to enjoy the holidays.
Check Electrical Installation
The UK Fire Service recommends that all electrical installations be inspected and certified by a qualified professional electrician. Electricians can identify any faulty wiring in the home and check any potential electrical hazards.
Keep Flammable Materials Away From Fire Sources
It is essential to keep any flammable material, such as paper, candles, and decorations, away from heat sources such as ovens and open fires. Homeowners should also keep these items away from radiators and other heat sources to reduce the fire risk. If possible, use LED lights instead of traditional Christmas lights.
Test Smoke Detectors
When fires occur, smoke detectors can warn of their presence. The UK Fire Service recommends testing all smoke detectors regularly and ensuring they are in working order. This will ensure that any fires can be detected quickly and dealt with appropriately.
Conduct a Fire Risk Assessment
Finally, conducting a fire risk assessment in the home is recommended. This will help identify potential fire hazards so families can take steps to reduce the risks. Cleanair UK provides residential and commercial fire risk assessments to help keep people safe. They can also offer advice on how to prevent fires in the home.
About Cleanair UK
Cleanair UK is a leading hygiene service contractor that provides air, water and fire safety solutions. They offer various services, including air quality monitoring, fire risk assessments and water sampling, conducted by trained experts. Their services help protect people from the potential risks of air, water and fire-related hazards.
Learn more about their services on their website at http://cleanairuk.co.uk/